We may not be living in a Daybreakers world just yet, but it’s true that finding sources of blood can be somewhat tough for modern vampires. While there are many vampire bars and vampire groups where blood is readily available, these are often only open during certain hours and let’s face it, not only is this an expensive and impractical option, but sometimes you might need blood when the doors are closed. You might be lucky enough to already know someone that is willing to be your blood source. But if not, you’ll have to find someone. And that might be a little tougher than you think.
The first step that many modern vampires take is by putting an ad in a newspaper. If this is a route that you want to choose, please remember to be very careful. You definitely don’t want to run an ad in any old local paper. Instead, choose a vampiric newsletter or magazine and you’ll have much better luck. Also, just like when you’re taking out any other ad, remember to be very careful if someone answers. You want to be sure that you get some information about them and talk to them over the phone or through emails until you feel comfortable meeting them in person.
If that doesn’t work, or you just don’t feel comfortable taking out an ad in a paper, you might want to try joining local groups where you could meet other people who are interested in vampires. Look up websites (just like the one you’re reading) and start talking to people about vampires. Let them know you’re interested and form a friendship with them. Lay a foundation of trust before asking them to be your donor and meanwhile, try to get a feel for how they would react to your asking them such a thing. Some people might be turned off by it but there are many people willing to be donors for modern vampires.
Whenever you’re talking to people about becoming donors, it’s important that you assure them that they will be perfectly safe and unharmed. And of course, make sure that you don’t have any sores in or around your mouth, regardless of whether you’ve just met your donor or not. Taking blood with cuts and scrapes around your mouth is just yucky anyways.
The relationship between a modern vampire and their blood donor can be very intimate. Some have said before that it’s even more intimate than having sex with someone. Finding a donor can really be the start of a beautiful friendship. You just have to find one first!